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Am I highly sensitive?

With the following free self-test (∼ 10 min.) you can check whether you belong to the spectrum of highly sensitive people (HSP). It is important to be aware that high sensitivity is NOT a diagnosis. This term describes a collection of certain character traits that sometimes have a negative but often positive effect on your life. It can help to become aware of certain connections and to recognize that there are many people who feel the same way.

If you would like to learn more about the phenomenon, book a non-binding initial consultation here. I would be happy to personally give you a brief insight into the topic and show you how coaching teaches you to deal better with recurring challenges.

Of course, this is primarily a subjective self-assessment. If you are unsure about a point, ask yourself how you would have answered between the ages of 18 and 22, or consult someone you trust. With an additional view from the outside you get a slightly more neutral result. Confirm the statement with the left checkbox if you can identify with it. If it is even very pronounced in your case, also mark the second checkbox to the right.

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HSP-Check

Rather Yes

Strong

1.

I react more sensitively to strong sensory impressions (bright light, intense smells, rough textiles, etc.).

2.

I have fine antennae for subliminal signals.

3.

Other people’s moods often influence me.

4.

I am more sensitive to physical pain.

5.

I often feel the need to retreat to a quiet place to recover from the impulses of the day.

6.

I react more severely to caffeine/alcohol than many other people.

7.

I feel uncomfortable in larger groups.

8.

I have a multi-faceted inner workings.

9.

Loud noises make me uncomfortable.

10.

Harmony, structure and order have a calming effect on me.

11.

Sometimes my nerves are so raw that I just want to be alone.

12.

I’m a conscientious person.

13.

I’m jumpy.

14.

I get frustrated easily when I have to get things done in a short amount of time.

15.

I can sense when other people are uncomfortable in the room.

16.

It annoys me when I’m expected to do many things at the same time.

17.

I try very hard not to make mistakes or not to forget things.

18.

I avoid series and films that contain scenes of violence.

19.

I don’t feel comfortable when there’s a lot going on around me.

20.

Hunger disrupts my concentration and affects my mood.

21.

Changes in my life hit me very hard.

22.

I perceive fine scents, tastes, sounds or works of art and enjoy them.

23.

I perceive fine scents, tastes, sounds or works of art and enjoy them.

24.

I try to avoid trouble/excessive demands through structure and organization.

25.

Strong stimuli and chaotic scenes bother me a lot.

26.

Being watched and having to compete with others makes me very nervous/insecure.

27.

As a child, I was often perceived as sensitive/shy.

This test is based on the questionnaire on high sensitivity according to Dr. Elaine Aron – pioneer in this field.

Result

If you have marked more than 14 checkboxes (i.e. maybe only 10x „rather yes“ but 5x additional „strongly“ applicable), you probably belong to the approximately 20% of highly sensitive people (HSP).